1906Jack Johnson, the first Black world heavyweight boxing champion, fought Gloucester’s Charles Haghey at the Gloucester Athletic Club.People and Communities, African American History, Sports

Jack Johnson, Joe Chick, Joe Rivers, Jose Santos, Sandy Ferguson, 1906. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21924
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The fight took place on June 17, 1906, and Johnson knocked Haghey out in the first round.

Gloucester Daily Times. “In First Round.” Vol. 36 No. 5342, 19 June 1906, p. 4, https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Gloucester Daily Times. “In First Round.” Vol. 36 No. 5342, 19 June 1906, p. 4, https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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